In our morning reading: thoughts on a new book by Mathias Énard, books on female friendships, and much more.
Morning Bites: James Agee’s Letters, Porochista Khakpour, Dueling Beowulfs, Wole Soyinka on Paris, and More
In this morning’s reading: an interview with Porochista Khakpour, translations of Beowulf old and new, a review of Francine Prose’s latest, Wole Soyinka on Paris, and more.
Bites: The Tolkien clan gets their due, People like 2666, Jim Carroll interviews, that guy who knows Chuck Norris, and more
Bites: Bookslut on Tao Lin, Tao Lin on Bookslut review, J.R.R. Tolkien’s family are gonna get paid, more Proust, Generation X playlists, more
Bookslut reviews Shoplifting From American Apparel. Tao Lin calls this review ‘damning’ via his Twitter. Everything is totally cool between the heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien and HarperCollins. (Thanks Vulture) New Yorker weighs in on Times Square vs. The High Line Sarkozy had more in common with Napoleon than you thought. (Thanks The Awl) Chicago Subtext asks: “What book would Oprah never, ever pick as a book club selection? Why?” I sat long and hard on this one, and came up […]